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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2020, Volume : 8, Issue : 4
First page : ( 468) Last page : ( 473)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2020.00103.9

A descriptive study to assess the level of depression in patients visiting skin opds with skin problem in selected Hospitals in the City

Mr. Thakur Pawan V1,*, Ms. Mathew Susanne2, David Pascaline3, Thomas Binu4

1M. Sc. Nursing Student, VSPM’S College of Nursing and Research Center, Nagpur, Maharashtra, 440019, India

2Professor, VSPM’S College of Nursing and Research Center, Nagpur, Maharashtra, 440019, India

3Associate Professor, VSPM’S College of Nursing and Research Center, Nagpur, Maharashtra, 440019, India

4Lecturer, VSPM’S College of Nursing and Research Center, Nagpur, Maharashtra, 440019, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: pavant68@gmail.com

Online published on 27 April, 2021.

Abstract

Skin disease is one of the most common human illnesses. It pervades all cultures, occurs at all ages, and affects between 30% and 70% of individuals, with even higher rates in at-risk subpopulations. There has been a stigma attached to diseases of the skin for centuries. A descriptive study to assess the level of depression in patients visiting skin OPD’s with skin problem. Non probability convenient sampling was used to select 100 Patient with skin problem visiting skin OPD’s in the hospital of the city. The data was collected by using self structured depression rating scale. The collected data were tabulated, analyzed and interpreted by using descriptive and inferential statics and finding showed that 19 (19%) of patients with skin problems had no depression, 26 (26%) had mild depression, 44 (44%) had moderate depression and 11% had severe depression. significant positive correlation was found between socio-physical and psychosocial problems of the patients with skin problems.

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Keywords

Skin problems, Patients, Depression, Assess.

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